RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 430054421 LA English T1 The pox and the covenant : Mather, Franklin, and the epidemic that changed America's destiny A1 Williams, Tony,, PB Sourcebooks PP Naperville, Ill. YR 2010 SN 9781402236051 1402236050 AB After several days of skirting the North American coast, the Seahorse reached Boston, the largest city in the colonies, with a population of roughly eleven thousand souls. With such a large number of people, Boston rivaled the cities of mother England, save only for London. Boston was moreover one of the great hubs of the Atlantic trade network. It gathered goods from the farms of the New England hinterland and from smaller cities and ports along the American coast. These commodities were shipped all over the Atlantic which other goods were imported into the city and sent elsewhere. For a virus, a better place to contaminate could hardly be found ... Book jacket.